Boards & Commissions

The following are links to various Town Committees, Commissions, and Boards, including their members, terms and a brief description of their charge.

If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please fill out the Public Service Application (PDF)and submit to the Town Clerk's Office.

The following Boards & Commissions have vacancies:

ASSET MANAGEMENT COMMISSION:  the purpose of the commission shall be to review all capital improvement and asset protection requests, establish their priorities, determine funding levels and formulate a comprehensive capital improvement program and an asset protection plan to be presented to the town council.  The asset management commission shall be responsible for projecting major expenditures needed to maintain existing municipal and school facilities, projecting new public facilities and reviewing the five-year, ten-year, and twenty-year capital improvement and asset protection programs.  To develop fiscal programs, generate innovative financing options and seek creative alternative funding for the capital improvement projects and asset protection projects.  The appointment is for two (2) At-Large Representatives, one (1) School Committee Representative, one (1) Financial Representative, and one (1) Town Council Representative to July 1, 2021.

BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS:  the board has the authority to hear appeals on interpretation, order, requirement, and direction by the building official and grant variances to the building code. This Board meets the first Wednesday of each month.  The appointment is for one (1) regular member to July 1, 2023, one (1) First Alternate to July 1, 2023, and one (1) Second Alternate to July 1, 2023.

GROUNDWATER COMMITTEE:  assist the town in planning future land and water use; facilitate the implementation of the Groundwater Protection Plan; promote public interest in and understanding of groundwater.  The Committee meets the first Thursday of each month.  The appointment is for one (1) member to July 1, 2019 and three (3) members to July 1, 2020.

LEISURE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE:  assist the town in the development, enhancement, and operation of recreation and leisure services including, but not limited to, the golf course, Allen Harbor, and all recreational and park facilities.  This Committee meets quarterly.  The appointment is for three (3) members to July 1, 2021.

 PLANNING COMMISSION:  to serve as the prime advisory body pertaining to planning and development, to be responsible for the Comprehensive Plan, to file opinions with the Council on amendments to the zoning ordinance and zoning map, and to review applications for the platting or subdivision of land.  The Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The appointment is for one (1) member to July 1, 2024.

PROBATE JUDGE:  The Town Council annually in the month of June appoints a Judge of Probate Court for the period July 1 through June 30.  The Probate Judge is vested with all powers and duties as a judge of probate as provided by law.  Applicants must have been admitted to practice law before the courts of this State as an attorney-at-law for at least five (5) years before the date of appointment.  Probate Court is held the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND COMMITTEE:  decides how much money is awarded in scholarships and who receives the scholarships.  The Committee meets once a year in the month of May.  The appointment is for one (1) member to July 1, 2019.

ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW:  to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination by the building official and to hear and decide special exceptions and variances.  The Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.  The appointment is for one (1) Second Alternate to July 1, 2021 and two (2) members to July 1, 2021.

If interested in applying, please submit your application to the Town Clerk's Office by Tuesday, June 12, 2018.